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Catnip Rat Toy

Your cat will love this adorable, easy to make toy rat.


  • Catnip Rat Template
  • Felt
  • Stuffing
  • Rope
  • Catnip
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Extra felt (optional for eyes)


  1. Step 1

    Using the 7 1/2-inch template, cut out the bottom and side pieces of felt, using the circles for ears.

  2. Step 2

    Glue the top edges of the side pieces to each other. Glue the bottom piece of felt to the bottom of the side pieces. Be sure to leave an opening in the back to insert stuffing.

  3. Step 3

    For your stuffing, use cotton batting and catnip. Cut a piece of rope for the rat's tail and stuff in the back of the rat. Seal with glue, and glue on the ears. To add eyes, use a marker or felt.

The Martha Stewart Show, March 2006

Reviews (2)

  • 27 Jun, 2010

    dffaldajane you can get catnip at local pet stores or ask your vet on your next visit if its right for your kitty. i usally get my from pet smart or meijer

  • 24 Jul, 2009

    very cute, but where do I get catnip?